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coming off birth control set off symptoms. now never hungry, never full. help!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 2, 2009
  • 05:00 AM

i'm a healthy 22 year old female. the only long term medicine i've ever been on is birth control, although that's what has caused my problems. i had hypothalamic amenorrhea, so my doctor put me on the pill to make my periods normal. the pill did help normalize my period, but when i came off of the pill for the first time, my mystery symptoms began. as soon as i came off of the pill, i slowly started to lose my appetite. it gradually got worse so not only did i not have any food cravings, but i lost my sense of fullness and satiety. having no sense of fullness led me to binge eat because i would keep eating to try to get full, so i gained about 10-15 pounds. no matter how much i ate, i would never feel full. so then i was put back on the pill and something incredible happened. slowly, i began to regain not only my hunger, but my sense of fullness too.

so...here's a summary: i was put on the pill. when i came off of it, i slowly lost my sense of hunger and fullness. when i was put back on it, i slowly regained my sense of hunger and fullness. my symptoms were triggered by coming off of the pill originally and now my sense of hunger/fullness is dependent upon whether i'm on the pill or not. i know it's a hormonal issue, but i don't know what's wrong. any ideas of what's wrong, what sort of specialist i can go see, or what tests to do? i want to come off the pill, but i don't want to have to deal with not feeling hungry or full for the rest of my life. thanks so much!

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